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to connect. rethink possible. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am ken wayne. frank somerville is off. >> i am julie haener. thieves are targeting gift cards. even though police are aware of it you could have had a card that was tampered with. ktvu's matt keller is live to show us how they are getting away with your money. >> reporter: this safeway here is one of two where the gift cards were found. and deputies say there may be people out there who may not realize they are victims. >> reporter: a small town in the mountains but big time thieves were hoping to profit. sheriff's deputies said workers at this safeway reported someone tampered with gift cards. >> this is a very smart scam. i looked that cards and it was hard to determine. >> reporter: look at this gift card. looks like one you would find in your store. if you look, you can see the bar barcode is not what it seems. >> they photo copy it and place it on the other cards by slipping paper in there and you would never know till you got home. >> the sc
a false police report. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> there are new developments in the murder and robbery of a businessman. the four defendants have a gang connection. she is a prostitute who was hired by the victim. she passed information about his mansion along to people associated with a oakland gang. this new twist could change the case. >> going to be very skeptical that gang members came from the bay area and made their way into a mansion without some type of inside information. >> she could be charged with murder along with the other defendants. >>> the flu season has just hit a milestone in the bay area. officials reported the first death in our area due to flu and the fifth this season in california. health and science editor john fowler is live with a shortage of flu vaccine. john? >> reporter: that's right. doctors warn this is just the first of what promises to be a deadly flu season. one death, expect more. >> with the peek of flu a month -- peak of flu a month away. >> a 98-year-old woman that had chronic illnesses. >> reporter: she said she died a
that is leading the way in a pollution complaint department. ktvu channel 2 news continues. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us friday morning, january 18th i'm pam cook. >> and good morning, i'm dave clark. let's check mayor weather and traffic. steve is right here. we can all say a collective thank you to steve. he's telling us the weather is changing. >> i was going to say do i owe you money? >> i'm glad you have such control. >> i do. i put the order in. we do have a nice pattern coast and bay. temperatures really warmed up but 27 in santa rosa to 49 in san francisco. i mean just tremendous difference. livermore is 29. oakland is 40. it will be in the 50s and 60s to even upper 60s near 70 toward santa cruz. here is sal. >>> steve, we have a problem on the peninsula i will get to in a moment. on the golden gate bridge the traffic does look good heading south. i want to show you the maps here if i can. there is a big problem on the peninsula southbound 280 at wood side road. car and several deer on the road collided. injury crash. and now the freeway is almost entirely blocked. you
. ktvu alex savidge is there now with the latest on the woman and her fire damaged apartment. what do you know alex? >> reporter: we do know this woman was in very bad shape when firefighters pulled her out of that burning apartment. it's the second story unit here at this complex in hayward. you can see a lot of damage from the outside. this was an elderly woman who suffered from burns and smoke inhalation. after this fire started about 9:30 or so inside theout. we're right in her second and e street. crews on scene told us it was a fairly small kitchen fire to begin with. as crews made their way through the unit, they found this woman inside and she was unresponsive at the time. firefighters did say they were able to get a pulse on this woman once she was transported to the hospital. crews tell us this wasn't a large fire by any stretch that left this woman injured. >> we were able to extinguish the fire fairly quickly with an aggressive interior attack. we did find a victim within the home. they found him in the bedroom during a primary search. >> reporter: no one else aside from that
ktvu that her 15-year-old niece has been missing since yesterday morning. nicole addison was last seen at mount diablo high school. concord police says they have information that lead them to believe nicole ran with another girl. nicole is described as 165 pounds with green eyes and brown hair. >>> ktvu's jana katsuyama tellless us the argerian military stormed today after shrugging off help. >> reporter: militants who have been moving through nali and libya went in. tonight there are still hostages, americans are believed to be among them. algerian military forces fought back hard today. holding algerians and seven more hostages. the u.s. sent an unmanned drone and offered help, but algeria declined. at the end of the day several were pronounced dead. >> we're certainly concerned about the reports of loss of life. >> reporter: middle east expert thomas hill says in this case the u.s. was not the intend target. >> it appears to be the effort to nationalize the region. >> reporter: the group's take over of the bp plant is not the first time they've taken hostages. the rebel attack also
when sick to head off what could be one of the worse flu seasons in years. john fowler. ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> thank you; john. >>> crews are at the scene of an accident. the driver is in the hospital. the accident stopped traffic shortly after 9:00 on old adobe road. the driver suffered moderate injuries and taken to santa rosa memorial hospital. no other vehicles were involved and the cause of the crash is under investigation. the truck is registered to a paving company called northwest engineering based in santa rosa. >>> they are hoping surveillance footage leads to a man who set a small fire at a redwood city elementary school. he set the fire in a garbage can on new year's eve and it spread to an adjacent garbage can and didn't spread to the school. the man is shown here and is believed to be between 17 and 22 years old and wearing a thin moustache and raiders cap with ear flaps. >>> a woman suffered burns after an apartment fire. the 81-year-old woman fell asleep while smoke ago cigarette in her living room last night. flames gutted the unit ever the apartment which is located
on second street was out. ktvu's alex savage is live on the scene with more on the woman's injuries and what neighbors are saying. >> reporter: good morning. she is opening the elderly woman will survive after the fire. we'll push in here on the unit on the unit that, as you can see, was badly damaged. the woman suffered burns and smoke inhalation. however, firefighters did tell us the woman had a pulse when she was transported to eaton hospital. the fire broke out at this 20- unit apartment complex. crews on scene here last night say it was a fairly small kitchen fire. at this point, it was unable to get out of her apartment. but as crews made their way through the unit, they found her unconscious and neighbors are worried about the woman but grateful the fire didn't spread. >> it didn't burn our unit. it didn't catch our unit at -- at all. >> reporter: this morning, i did put in a call to the hayward fire department. spoke to the dismatcher, we'ring a call back from the battalion chief -- expecting to get a call back from the battalion chief. we do know aside from the one woman transported
with white vans shoes. in concord an aunt tells ktvu that her 15-year-old niece has been missing since yesterday morning. nicole addison was last seen at mount diablo high school. concord police says they have information that lead them to believe nicole ran away with another girl. nicole is described as 165 pounds with green eyes and brown hair. >>> ktvu's jana katsuyama tellless us the argerian military stormed today after shrugging off help. >> reporter: militants who have been moving through nali and libya went in. tonight there are still hostages, americans are believed to be among them. algerian military forces fought back hard today. holding algerians and seven more hostages. the u.s. sent an unmanned drone and offered help, but algeria declined. at the end of the day several were pronounced dead. >> we're certainly concerned about the reports of loss of life. >> reporter: middle east expert thomas hill says in this case the u.s. was not the intend target. >> it appears to be the effort to nationalize the region. >> reporter: the group's take over of the bp plant is not the fir
but they are 4.5 points favorites this sunday. don't forget you can watch the game right here with us at ktvu channel 2. our coverage begins at 9:30 sunday morning with our championship play book show. followed by fox sports coverage. kickoff shortly after noon and point after show following the game. sal, is here for traffic. how is the friday commute? >>> i think it looks pretty good. as a matter of fact, the traffic is moving along nicely on some of the areas where we have road work. we have road work on the upper deck of the bay bridge. let's go to the east shore freeway where we are starting off pretty well. the traffic looks good coming down to the mccarthur maze. we spoke about the bay bridge. one lane is closed but they will be picking it up pretty soon. it's not causing any traffic jams. if you are driving in san jose northbound 280 traffic does look good getting up to highway 17. now let's go to steve. >>> another cold morning. but temperatures have continued to warm up and it looks like they will top out not only today but right into the weekend. some mid 60s for a few as high pres
of the people here are immunizeo compromised. >> they may schedule 1 more tonight. >>> now can you go to ktvu.com to view a flu shot map. you'll find it under our hot topics section. >>> a san jose mother is recanting her kidnapping story. >> when somebody's lying t kind , it kind of dupes all of us. >> on tuesday a woman told police a man tried to wrestle her 3-year-old daughter from her arms. officers released this sketch based on the mother's description. but when they reinterviewed the mort, she admitted making up the story. the da is considering charging her with a crime. >>> at ao's story just gets more twisted. >>> a high profile home invasion and murder case has taken a new turn with report the defendants are related to an oakland gang. the san francisco chronicle said the victim allegedly passed on information about kumra's mansion. the game hatched the home invasion plan. 3 men charged with murder. dixon is an excessery. >> a pursuit ended in a crash just after 5 this afternoon. deputies say they tried to stop a car from reckless driving but called off when the suspect went on city
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